Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2020.1.3 - May 4, 2020

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We are closely monitoring tax law changes as they are announced, and we will continue to alert you to upcoming changes as we work to meet the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response (FFCR) Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

To find out how we're responding to the impact of COVID-19 on your firm's payroll process and general operations, and to access additional resources and news, see Accounting CS Coronavirus response - updates and resources.

COVID-19 changes

  • We have updated the FIT COVID-19 tax liability adjustment to automatically include the Employer FICA-MED tax amount for COVID-19 sick leave pay. For payroll checks processed prior to this update, you will still need to use the manual process documented in the COVID-19 liability credit information article.
  • We have added the ability to manually create employer FICA-SS tax liabilities in the Actions > Manage Payroll Liabilities screen, so clients can split and defer payment of the liabilities, as specified by the CARES Act. For details, see COVID-19 - Deferral of employer Social Security tax payments.

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